Heidelberg Materials Digitizes with Comarch EDI in More Than 50 Countries

Heidelberg Materials is one of the world's largest integrated building materials and solutions manufacturers. The company operates in over 50 countries and has therefore decided to digitize its invoicing processes with Comarch EDI. The extensive flow of goods and large volume of invoices must be managed successfully. Comarch has established itself as a full-service software provider across all industries, including e-invoicing, for the international networking of the accounting system.

Given the various countries' numerous regulations and processes, the innovative building materials company decided to introduce a new IT solution. Comarch EDI digitizes the exchange of business documents along the supply chain, maps the processes precisely as Heidelberg Materials envisages them, and reflects all international specifics. The aim is to process potentially five million documents (in Europe alone) via the system to save around 250,000 person-hours each year and increase invoice automation by 80%.

Today, Heidelberg Materials uses Comarch EDI services to exchange business documents such as invoices, delivery bills, and purchase orders with suppliers and customers. Integration, migration, transfer, and transformation of a wide range of systems and formats are just as much a part of the services provided by Comarch as onboarding new business partners, archiving and comprehensive tracking. 

In the first step, the EDI connection of the largest customers in Germany was implemented, followed by the connection of other companies and rollouts in the United States, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, Romania, and the Netherlands. In this way, global digitization is being driven forward in steps.

Results of the EDI project

  • Efficiency increases due to automation
  • Human errors are minimized
  • Both quality and speed are increased
  • Clean process records and posting receipts are done in real-time
  • A harmonized and scalable process that can be extended to all other countries/business units has been developed is now in place

About Heidelberg Materials

Heidelberg Materials is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions, with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and ready-mix concrete. The company has over 51,000 employees at almost 3,000 sites in more than 50 countries. The core activities comprise the production and sale of cement and aggregates, the two primary raw materials of concrete. The downstream activities include above all, the production of ready-mix concrete, but also the manufacture of asphalt and other building products in some countries. As a pioneer on the road to CO2 neutrality, Heidelberg Materials is also working intensively on sustainable building materials and solutions for the future.

About Comarch

Comarch is a global provider of IT solutions (ERP, loyalty marketing, BI, e-invoicing, EDI, ICT, finance, cloud solutions, and many more) for mid-sized companies, larger enterprises, small businesses, banking and insurance, telecommunications, and healthcare. More than 7,000 employees are working around the globe on Comarch’s products and services. Due to high investments in research and development, Comarch offers a comprehensive range of innovative IT solutions, which customers and analysts hold in high regard.

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